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How to Propose a Symposium at a National ACS Meeting

Programming at National meetings of the American Chemical Society rely on volunteers to organize and execute symposia on a wide range of topics. POLY is dedicated to supporting symposia organizers and ensuring a robust and impactful presence of polymer-related research at National ACS Meetings. When proposing a symposium, please take into consideration the theme of the National ACS meeting, and complementarity to symposia proposed for the meeting (see below), as well as recent symposia and POLY workshops.  POLY seeks to support the scientific diversity of research and applications in the field of polymers.

Submit proposed symposia through the form found here.

Meeting Theme Lead Program Chair Deadline for Symposia Proposal
Fall 2019
San Diego, CA
Chemistry of Water

  • Water’s effect on land
  • Water’s effect on people
  • Water’s effect on chemistry
  • Environment issues
Prof. Thomas Epps, III
Univ. of Delaware
November 1, 2018
Spring 2020
Philadelphia, PA
Macromolecular Chemistry: The Second Century Dr. Hayley Brown
Dow Chemical
TBD
Fall 2020
San Francisco, CA
Chemistry from Bench to Market Dr. Brett Helms
Molecular Foundry
TBD

Symposia already proposed for upcoming meetings:

The Program for Spring 2019 in Orlando, FL has been established. Click here for more information.

Fall 2019: San Diego, CA

Spring 2020: Philadelphia, PA

Fall 2020: San Francisco, CA

Other Resources:

Guidelines for symposia organizers and chairs

Symposia Organizer and Session Chair Information

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